What is 3GP2?
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2 or 3G2) is the result of global collaboration of telecommunications associations that were to make a third generation (3G) mobile phone specification. 3GP2 is a simplified version of the MPEG-4 container format that allowed, decreased file size and bandwidth requirements in order to be more appropriate to mobile phones.
What is 3GP2 designed for?
3GP2 is a multimedia format developed and designed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 in 1998 for transmission of multimedia files over the internet, and for use by mobile phone systems.
What are 3GP2 special features?
- based on CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) in comparison to GSM base of 3GP
- can store video streams as MPEG-4 or H.263 or AVC/H.264, and audio streams as AMR or AAC
What are 3GP2 advantages?
- increased speed and easiness of wireless transmission
- file size and bandwidth requirements simplify playback on mobile devices
- 3GP2 technical specifications and reports are available to the public for free
Where it can be applied?
Apple’s QuickTime Player is suitable for video transfer from a mobile phone to the PC. 3GP2 provides interchanging of rich multimedia files between modern mobile networks (3rd generation networks) and the latest wireless devices (iPod, iPhone 3GS, Apple TV etc.).